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1st off I want to say that this was the 1st time that I have custom painted my RIG and it turned beautifully.

If you guys liked the pictures, then you will LOVE the badass video I did on it, its available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPDEUGXhLmc

My Previous Ultimate Gaming PC - The Yeti - has made the 1st page on this PC Part Picker and I expect this build to surpass it :) The Yeti - https://pcpartpicker.com/b/svTWGX (Yup thats me)

Purpose: Editing and Gaming. Mostly editing. I produce Technology videos about PC Builds, Phones and pretty much everything in tech that I find interesting and I needed to build a PC that can handle that. I shoot videos and Edit in 4K Resolution. I am also rocking 2 Samsung 4K Monitors so power is definitely needed.

CASE: Ever since I laid eyes on the NZXT H440 case, I knew I had to have it. It is super sleek, has no drive bays, covers the power supply and has the color theme that I am looking for.

Motherboard: I simply went with the best at the time, the ASUS Rampage Black Edition was the only choice I wanted, it has the black and red theme that I want and has a bunch of cool features. According to this website and NZXT, the motherboard and my case are not compatible with each other, but I said F**K that and still purchased it because I wanted both the case and motherboard, I was not about to settle. I did some minor modifications to the case to make this work and it is explained in my video.

CPU: The CPU was purchased before the X99 was available and I went with the 4930k since the 4960x had a marginal performance difference with a higher cost, so it just didnt make sense to make the jump. Going with an Intel over AMD was a no brainer.

GPU: Went with 2 780ti's for beast performance. I went with the Overclocked EVGA model since it sucks air from the case and lets it out from the back, perfect for my airflow setup. These GPU's will definitely aid me in Editing and will be more than enough for my gaming needs. At 1st I painted the GTX LOGO Red, but after installing it in the PC I realized that there was too much red in the Case and decided to wipe off the Red and leave it pure white to balance the colors. It looks way better white!

Note:PCPartpicker did not have the model 03G-P4-2883-KR, which is the GPU that I used in my build so I just selected the 2881 instead.

RAM: I had to go with the best ram sticks money can buy, the Dominator Platinum’s were an easy choice. 32gb of ram with a speed of 2133mhz will definitely come in handy when editing in 4K resolution. I dont like the fact that it has silver bars, so I decided to do something about them to match my Theme.

SSD: Picked up the 2 of Samsung's 840 Pro SSD's (256gb ea) to run on RAID 0. This would be used as my primary storage unit. I dont have a Hard Drive installed because I dont need one. I dont think I have ever used anything over 300gb in all my years, so 500gb of space is plenty for me. I went with RAID 0 to get that extra boost in speed.

PCI-E Storage: For my Operating system and important programs I went with a pci-e based SSD for much faster speeds. I mean 800+ read/write speeds are insane AND the ROG RAIDr looks so damn sexy. I will also install the games that I play a lot on this to take advantage of the load speeds.

Cooler: Pretty obvious selection here. The best closed loop cooler money can buy. Not interested in an open loop, especially with an NZXT case this small. It has too much black and I wanted to give it a little red to match my theme slightly.

PSU: I wanted to be future proof which is why I went with 1200watts. The AXI series also come full modular which is another thing I wanted. I hate cables and this helped me with cable management a lot.

Fans: Went with 1 Air Flow 140mm for the Exhaust and 2 Static Pressure fans for the Cooler. Corsair was a very easy choice because they come with optional color rings that I can select to match my theme!

GPU Backplate: Was contemplating on whether to paint this red as well, but then realized that there would be too much red in the case. Back plates are a really nice addition for aesthetics as well so I couldn’t pass that up.

Paint: Had to grab the high heat resistant paint so it wont damage my parts.

Custom Cables: Stock Black cables just don’t cut it for me. Went with the Custom colored Corsair Cables for the PSU and Red cables for the SSD’s from Alchemy.

So that’s my build, feel free to leave any feedback (good or bad) in the comment section down below.

I strongly recommend you guys to check out my channel, I do these types of builds most of the time. (youtube.com/thramkar)

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 15 points

OMG THIS IS ******* AMAZING. I LOVE IT. I REALLY LOVE IT

  • 59 months ago
  • 7 points

this is probably the best black and red build i have seen here!!! +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 5 points

NOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU BEAT ME TO IT!!!!!!! I was going to do the same to my graphics card/cards but oh well. Amazing build though. You basically did everything I wanted to do.

  • 59 months ago
  • 5 points

10/10. One of the cleanest looking builds on this site. I don't even like the color red and I think this is amazing.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Video is live guys. STRONGLY Recommend you to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPDEUGXhLmc

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Please answer this. Hello I am building a rig soon and really cant decide between this gpu but the 970 reference version or the MSI 4G forzr version which is pretty cool, but I love the reference gpu like yours but when I sell it in the future (when I upgrade) I don't want to ruin it but to sell it how it was because then people might not buy it, please let me know what I should pick, because the green logo puts me off as im going for the same build but the it loos AWSOME!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for the gtx 970 Twin Frozr

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a build from the TechSource channel on YouTube. They have series of videos (I do not know if newer ones are out yet) about the PC's specs, overview, and performance

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy mother of red gpu! +1000

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

That GPU paint job though. Good god man.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a Chrome folder for my favorite builds, this went straight there. BEAUTIFUL. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

By far the nicest looking PC I have ever seen without custom water cooling!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Outstanding build, too bad you couldn't get some red leds for the GPU's and the case logo, but very impressive all the same.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, you didn't paint the USB 3.0 ports red?? That just throws off then entire build!! :) Awesome work OP! +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

OMFG YOU ARE LIKE JESUS WITH A RATTLECAN!!! seriously this is the build i would have if i had money and skills gg jailbreak,gg

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

You should also take out those hard drive bays since you are not using them. You will get better airflow.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

dang this is a beauty. I love my pc to death, but you made it look like a sack of potatoes...

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

hahah! Sorry mate :/

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Please answer this. Hello I am building a rig soon and really cant decide between this gpu but the 970 reference version or the MSI 4G forzr version which is pretty cool, but I love the reference gpu like yours but when I sell it in the future (when I upgrade) I don't want to ruin it but to sell it how it was because then people might not buy it, please let me know what I should pick, because the green logo puts me off as im going for the same build but the it loos AWSOME!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This is very late but you can scratch off the green logo making it white.

Google it, its worth it

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is what inspired me to paint my GPU's, the h100i bracket, and the screws, thanks!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

YW! Glad we can inspire some ppl!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I would comment something, such as "OMG THIS IS AWESOMENESS!!!" but I was taught not to speak with a mouthful of drool.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

My tablet gave me a display error while looking at the photos. They're too beautiful, Ed! THEY'RE TOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

... wow +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

if this was wow, check out the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPDEUGXhLmc

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Good lord! I liked and subscribed!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a worthy successor to an already gorgeous previous build! Can't wait to see the updated video quality from this beast. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate it bro :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! This is what I want my next PC to be, I'm officially envious!

A++ Video!

Fantastic color scheme and everything, +1 .. million?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think the h100i is the best that money can buy, but excellent build! +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This is on another level

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my crap, this is perfect! +1 all the way!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't paint the motherboard back plate. -1

OK but seriously. Wow. So pretty and awesome parts. Definitely Overkill!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy crap. This is definitely the best build I have seen in a while.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, bada** video too! +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is just so amazing! I just love how good the red looks!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

wow this is incredible!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

... :O

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG ONE OF THE BEST LOOKING BUILD EVER!!!! +1 - ITS TECH P*RN MAN! :D

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome dude! Time to think about custom water cooling.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Sharp

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I saw this build earlier in class and went to youtube now to check how to paint your graphic card and found you xD

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Make sure to watch the video of big red and let me know what u think.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build love the h440

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. some red accent lighting would be sweet. you should check mine out if you get a chance. i like how you painted your 780's +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Im confused why you didnt wait like a week for the 5820k with DDR and the GTX 970s (or 980s if you dont care about price/performance, but SLI 970s would be incredibly better for the $) to be released. Along with the CrucialMX100 SSDs probably being a better choice. Wouldve been smarter to get a 480/512 SSD. ALOT better price/performance. I think the most wasteful part was the Corsair 1200W. You wouldve been much better off with something along the lines of the EVGA G2 Series (yes all of their other lines are trash, the G2 is good though.) The EVGA G2 1300W Gold Modular is like 165$ at the time of writing this. Even though thats far more than you need, why not. 100$ less and even better reliability. (Again the entire rest of their PSU's are trash aside from G2). Unsure why you chose the expensive with rereference cooler GFX cards over like the EVGA with ACX. (MSI wouldve fit your color scheme quite well though.) Still a nice build. Just really inefficient decisions.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The parts for this project were bought 4 months ago.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, makes sense on some of it then!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

uh...but...??...I...brain...orgasm...but...??...not...wat .-.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

<3 <3 wanna hook me up bro...maybe with a free build? :D I'll go cheap http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cCdTjX

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that rig is so ******* sexy. I'd kill someone for a rig like that <3

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

lol thanks

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

DAAYYYYUUUUMMMM!!! This may be the sexiest computer that I've ever seen. I have the same case... someday I'll get there... someday...

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This is P O R N. +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa, F***ing epic build and mods, +1, thanks for your Effort. Should I go for a Corsair H100i, or a NZXT X61 for a CPU cooler. Thanks in Advance.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

h100i

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

How is this not the highest rated PC on Pcpartpicker?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Its slowly getting there lol

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

As a fan of red/black color schemes, I give this build 11/10.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Best. Build. Ever. :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This is absolutely beautiful. Amazing build!

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

please answer this.Im building my gaming rig that nearly has the same parts except for the gpu I was w

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Please answer this. Hello I am building a rig soon and really cant decide between this gpu but the 970 reference version or the MSI 4G forzr version which is pretty cool, but I love the reference gpu like yours but when I sell it in the future (when I upgrade) I don't want to ruin it but to sell it how it was because then people might not buy it, please let me know what I should pick, because the green logo puts me off as im going for the same build but the it loos AWSOME!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it just me or do those gfx cards look soooo sexy?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

its just you. lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

omfg

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This is one nice looking work horse! You're an inspiration. +10

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

(+10 is what i would have given if allowed)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Dam that looks good :D

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You should've gotten the Red Light bar kit for the Dominator Platinums would've looked a lot better

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

needs cable management but other then that it is great

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

HOLY S***!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Recent entrant into the world of PC building here. This build looks great! Absolutely love the customization you did and looks very tidy. I'm not ashamed to say I am building my first PC right now and will be using a lot of your ideas (plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery right?) in my build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

haha nice! Gl with the build man!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

That moment when you stumble across on old build you haven't seen yet by chance and have an earthshattering nerdgasm. : P

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you please answer this jailbreak? Where did you buy the Corsair PSU Sleeved DC Cable Kit (Red)? Also, absolutely love your build, should be at least top 10 on pcpartpicker. Great build, nice hardware. Giving you a 11/10

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

could the same paint job be done to the new 1070's/1080's founder editions?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Painting the GPU's shroud does it effect the performance?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

No. I've done it and mine cooled better because cleaned and reapplied apparently a better thermal paste.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice pcccc

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

Too much red, not all the red matches. I wish I could say this was cool :/

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries, thanks for the feedback! It doesnt appeal to everyone :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

Should get the EVGA Pro SLI bridge, only thing that is bothering me.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually did lol. the bridge was too small and didn't work out. It's a shame because we painted that too haha

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

AWW man that is a huge shame

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